FCCF Announces Its Future Society

Jul 25, 2016

A New Opportunity for Philanthropy

(Norwalk, CT) When looking toward the future, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is committed to making an impact for many generations to come. Thus, this organization recently announced the naming of its Future Society: a group of like-minded individuals dedicate to creating an awareness of the importance of including philanthropy in estate plans so that their legacy can continue long after they are gone.

FCCF Future Society
Future Society members include (LEFT TO RIGHT) Front row – Juanita James, CEO and President, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation; Charlotte Suhler, Co-Chair, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Future Society; Dudley Williams; Ann Mandel; William and Audrey Knobloch and Nancy Tartaglia. Back row- Jonathan Moffly; Helen Koven and Dr. Richard Koven; Mike Funck; Susan Glascoff; Maya Redi; FionaHodgson and Jackie Millan.

At a special luncheon honoring donors, an announcement about FCCF’s Future Society was made by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s CEO and President, Juanita James. This marks an important turning point embracing the long-term goals and initiatives set forth to provide opportunities throughout Fairfield County’s 23 towns and cities for many years to come.

“Planned gifts are a powerful way to support our community in perpetuity while meeting personal, financial and philanthropic goals. If you too share our dream of Fairfield County as a place where every one of our citizens has the opportunity to thrive – today, tomorrow and forever – we warmly invite you to join us in becoming a member of the Future Society,”

-Charlotte and John Suhler, Co-Chairs of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Future Society

FCCF Future Society
(LEFT TO RIGHT) John and Charlotte Suhler, Co-Chairs, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Future Society

Future Society membership provides an opportunity for philanthropist to discover a way to make an impact and at the same time inspire others. FCCF has vast resources to assist individuals including opportunity to interact with the Foundation’s experienced professional advisors to ensure one’s financial planning meets their intended philanthropic vision and goals.

When considering giving, the Future Society encourages individuals and families to consider a wide variety of questions including:

  • How do you want to shape the future?

  • What causes ignite great joy, inflame righteous anger or break your heart?

  • What is the best way for you, personally, to give?

“The Future Society is exactly what its name indicates. Establishing this program at FCCF is exciting and challenging. Our vision is to make the impact of giving grow and flourish throughout Fairfield County ensuring the longevity of funds to make the dreams we have for all of Fairfield County a reality,”

-Juanita James, CEO and President, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

“Together we thrive and bring new meaning to all of our programs, projects and initiatives by planning for the future.”

FCCF Donor Luncheon

More information, ways to give to Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and how to become a member of the Future Society can be found at FCCFoundation.org or by contacting Nancy Tartaglia, FCCF Gift Planning and Stewardship Manager at 203.750.3212.

About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards, and has awarded over $185 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond.